Named By: Li Xu, Eric Buffetaut, Jingmai O’Connor, Xingliao Zhang, Songhai Jia, Jiming Zhang, Huali Chang & Haiyan Tong - 2021.
Classification: Chordata, Dinosauria, Theropoda, Avialae, Enantiornithes.
Species: Y. junchangi (type).
Known locations: China, Henan - Qiupa Formation.
Time period: Maastrichtian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Partial remains including skull and wing bones
is a genus of enantiornithine bird that lived in China during the late
Cretaceous. The skull of Yuornis is noted for
- A new, remarkably preserved, enantiornithine bird from the Upper Cretaceous Qiupa Formation of Henan (central China) and convergent evolution between enantiornithines and modern birds. - Geological Magazine. 158 (11). - Li Xu, Eric Buffetaut, Jingmai O’Connor, Xingliao Zhang, Songhai Jia, Jiming Zhang, Huali Chang & Haiyan Tong - 2021.